Monday, June 11, 2007
Here are some articles on incentives from last week.
The answer to Arkansas issues, in part, are bigger incentives, according to state officials. Read more.
The recent deal on incentives for Toyota in Georgetwon, KY has raised some questions about why the company is not required to hire more people. (basic lessons in productivity are in order: hiring people and being competitive are not the same.) Read more.
Texas, responding to Lousiana, is focused on increasing incentives for fim makers. Read more.
The climate for incentives for tech companies (from the perspective of Georgia) is reviewed in this article.
Here's an interesting article on how Helena, MT is revising its incentives policy. Read more.
posted by Ed Morrison |
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
If you are using a news reader, here is the link to syndicate this site:
Here's the link if you are a bloglines subscriber:
Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
Download some background information on me here.